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Old 06-22-2008, 09:50 PM   #1
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I am a new homeowner and I have an idea. Well, 1st we had a problem with our AC's ability to drain water in the attic. It clogged and the retaining tub rusted through. It is fixed, but I was wondering if I could take that stream of condensed water and run into into my drain pipe from the water heater (which is kinda close) and send it to a collection tank outside. Which I could use to water the lawn and garden. Has anyone tried or heard of doing this. I am just trying to save the world.

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shouldnt be a problem at all.

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Old 06-23-2008, 06:29 PM   #3
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That is exactly what I do with mine
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1st we had a problem with our AC's ability to drain water in the attic. It clogged and the retaining tub rusted through.
I always wire a float on the tub to shut the AC unit off just for this reason, I believe its code now...
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In the house I grew up in, we had a similar arrangement. The rain water that fell on our roof and drained into our evestroughs was collected in a 400 gallon galvanized tank. My mother used the water in that tank to water her garden.

I really don't see why people living in the city don't collect that water and use it to refill their toilet tanks to save on their water bills. (for example)
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I have been doing it for years.

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